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On February 23rd, 2015, Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) spoke at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) 2nd Annual Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute.  Judge Ward’s presentation was entitled, “Review, Reverse & Remand – The 3 R’s of Appellate Practice.”  He presented with Commissioner Michael J. Brennan of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Justice William E. Holdridge of the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District , James R. Clune of Garofalo, Schreiber, Hart & Storm, and Richard Johnson of Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute is an annual CLE program that provides attorneys with expert advice on current issues and trends regarding Workers’ Compensation law.  For more information about the IICLE and their various CLE programs, click here.

Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems with extensive experience in the resolution of personal injury cases arising from workers’ compensation, vehicular accidents, construction negligence, premises liability, medical negligence, nursing home, and product liability.  Judge Ward’s ability to quickly understand the issue at hand and gain the respect and trust of all parties is well known throughout the legal community.

For his full bio, click here.

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Judge Burke successfully mediated a complicated case with little chance of being resolved.  He read every word of the parties' submissions, asked astute questions, and worked hard to find a path to resolution.  Judge Burke communicated with the parties themselves - so that they felt they were important participants in working toward resolution. The case I thought was never going to settle, settled.

Robert W. Smyth, Jr., Esq.Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth